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The Queen’s Gambit: a new Neflix series set during the Cold War

Shortly after its release on the streaming platform, it immediately settled among the most watched TV series of the moment. A miniseries about chess set between the 1950s and 1960s, so realistic that many have wondered whether the story was real or not. Credit also goes to a meticulous attention to style, set design, costumes and the details of the story itself. Suffice it to say that the chess games seen are not simply inspired by real ones, they are the careful reproduction of real games played in the past. For these, producers hired real experts in the field such as Garry Kasparov, a chess champion, and Bruce Pandolfi, one of the most important chess coaches.  It is inspired by the 1983 novel by Walter Tavis bearing the same title of the original series: The Queen's Gambit, whi...

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